Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Rebel Edwin!!! E is for Easel Cards

Good morning!,
Yeah it's time for another challenge over at ABC and this time we want to see Easel cards, we are lucky to be sponsored by Secret Crafter so worth a go. I thought it was about time I made a card for the boys so here is the lovely Grafitti Edwin from Magnolia. I also used the Brickwall and Grafitti Happy Birthday to create the scene.

I used black Coredinations and embossed it with a Cuttlebug embossing folder then sanded it to give it a grungey look. The stars and arrows were cut on the Cricut and I added some MS Punched buttons to add some colour. The Easel is held up with a silver metal star brad. I hope you like him, he is definately one of my favourite Edwins.
I am entering this in the following challenges:
Just Magnolia - Week 74 'Dawny's Sketch'
Tuesday Throwdown - Challenge#19 'Punches'
365 Cards - Day 213 'The 3 B's: Boy, Button, Black'

ProMarker Colour Recipe:
Skin: Blush, Dusky Pink
Hair: Sandstone, Cinnamon
Top and Trainers: Poppy, Berry Red, Cool Grey 1 & 2
Belt: Cool Grey 4
Jeans: Cornflower, Midnight Blue

Monday, 27 September 2010

Tilda Graduates

Evening All, I hope you are all a little cheerier than the weather here! It's been grey and miserable here all day. I am beginning to lose my faith in an Indian Summer. Anyway, never mind my moaning I have finally managed to get some crafting done and should hopefully manage a few more posts this week. I wanted to share this little graduation card with you which I made for one of my classes. The theme for the class was 'Paper Techniques' so for this card I used paper weaving. The scalloped frame was cut on the Cricut and as always the lovely Tilda was coloured with ProMarkers. The sentiment stamp is also from Magnolia and is great for so many occasions. 
I am entering this in the following challenges:

Spoon Full of Sugar - Challenge #122 'Anything Goes'
Ooh-La-La-Challenge - Challenge #63 'Sentiment'

ProMarker Colour Recipe:
Gown, Shoes and Mortar Board: Cool Grey 2, 3, 4 & 5
Hair: Raw Sienna, Terracotta, Henna
Tassle: Berry Red
Skin: Blush, Dusky Pink
Scroll: Satin, Vanilla

Monday, 20 September 2010

Underwater Fun

Good morning,
Hope everyone had a fab weekend. We had a monsoon on Sunday so am hoping for some sunshine this week! Anyway I had a great day crafting as the weather wasn't good enough for much else yeah!
So, today see's a new challenge over at ABC and it's a wonderful one. This time we want to see creations with the theme of 'Under the Sea'. We are being sponsored by our very own lovely Lacey and her store Stamp and Create. I would like to say a huge thank you to Lacey as she provided all of the DT with a fabulous stamp of their choice and a package of other lovely goodies. I chose to use the beautiful Calliope from Kraftin Kimmie along with some stunning Dp's from the Kioshi collection from Basic Grey. The gorgeous silk ribbon was from Lacey and the stamped greeting (which I use all the time) was a freebie from DoCrafts magazine. I used my ProMarkers to colour and added Glossy Accents to the cute octopus and added some flat back pearls as bubbles. I loved using this sketch which is the challenge over at I love ProMarkers.
Anyway thanks for looking and also thank you in advance to all of you who take the time to leave a much appreciated comment. I hope to find lots of your creations over at ABC and can't wait to getting hopping round your blogs.

Challenges I am entering:
I Love Promarkers - Challenge #32 'Sketch with optional theme'
Crafty Catz - Challenge #50 'Colour Combo - Chocolate and Green'
Totally Gorjuss - Challenge #48 'Wild Thing'

ProMarker Colour Recipe:
Skin: Saffron, Soft Peach
Hair: Cinnamon, Cocoa, Shale
Tail: Cinnamon, Shale
Fins: Vanilla, Saffron,  Cinnamon, Shale
Octopus: Pear Green, Moss

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

D is for Distressing.......

Good morning bloggers!

Wow I can't believe it's time for another challenge over at ABC we are now up to the letter 'D' so it's time for a little distressing. I chose to use the fab sketch from Magnolia Down Under teamed with the gorgeous Fairytale Tilda and her froggy friend. Once again I used the beautiful 'Ella Blue' Dp's from GCD, ooh they are soo yummy. As usual I coloured my image with ProMarkers then distressed everything with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink then added loads of Stardust Stickles. I made the flowers spritzing them with water to further distress them then I srayed them with Irridescent Gold Glimmer Mist and added some more stickles.

I am entering this in the following challenges:
Magnolia Down Under - #63 'Sketch'
Paper Sundaes - #35 'Use at Least 3 Different Embellishments' (I used lace, pearls a charm and flowers)
Totally Gorjuss - #47 'Flowers'

ProMarker Colour Recipe:
Skin: Blush, Dusky Pink
Hair: Sandstone, Cinnamon and Cocoa
Dress: Cool Aqua
Frog: Pear Green, Moss

Friday, 10 September 2010

Retail Therapy for Anya!

Evening peeps!
Thought it was about time I pulled my finger out and posted something. This is a card I was asked to make for an 18th birthday. The guidelines were a little stricter than usual so I haven't really warmed to the design. I do love the images but not so thrilled with the layout. I seemed to have used this collection of papers by MME for a lot of designs lately and maybe that's the problem. Anyway I did enjoy colouring Anya so not all bad.

Close Up of Anya
ProMarker Colour Recipe:
Skin: Blush, Dusky Pink
Hair: Buttercup, Tulip Yellow, Gold
Hairband, Stripes on top & Boots: Pale Pink, Antique Pink
Bag: Cool Aqua

Monday, 6 September 2010

Magical Mondays Challenge DT Card - Lace

Good Morning,

Today see's the start of Magical Mondays next challenge. The theme this time is lace and we are being kindly sponsored by Stitchy Bear Stamps where you will find a huge range of Digi stamps for sale.

Now remember the whole idea of the Magical Mondays challenge is to use your fantasy images so think magic!!! ie fairies, witches, mermaids, dragons etc

I have chosen to use this fab image 'Goth Angel' by Stitchy Bear and thought I'd revisit my goth days and go all out with the purple and black, oooh feeling so nostalgic! I actually used to wear even more make up than this gorgeous goth and most of mine was black!!!

Anyway back to the card, The DP's are from Magnolia, the swirls are from a Marianne D die set (fast becoming my most used dies) and the image is coloured with ProMarkers as always and distressed with Black Soot distress ink. Ooh nearly forgot the gorgeous silver embellishment is from a set of brads from Dovecraft.

Hope you like her.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will come and join us at Magical Mondays.




I am entering the following challenges:

Cute Card Thursday - #128 'Material Girl'

Oh Alice - #29 'What Makes You Shine or Sparkle'

Pocket Full of Posies - #6 'Floral Fantasy'

Paper Sundaes - #34 'Mixed Mediums' (ProMarkers, Chalk, Distress Inks)

Creative Cottage - #22 'Celebrations'

I Love ProMarkers - #30 'Myth and Magic'

Haunted Design House - #55 'Elegantly Evil'

ProMarker Colour Recipe:

Skin: Blush, Dusky Pink

Hair and Eyeshadow: Orchid, Bluebell

Eyes: Pear Green

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

C.... is for Charms ABC DT Card

Good morning everyone,

Its time for another fab challenge over at ABC this time the theme is 'C is for Charms'. So it's time to raid your stash and start adding the metal!!.This challenge is being sponsored by the lovely Nicki from BunnyZoe's she is offering a a fab prize of £10 to spend in her shop on charms of your choice.
So on to my card, I have been dying to use this Vintage Sewing set by Creative Expressions and this challenge seemed perfect as I knew I had this super cute little heart charm engraved with 'made with love'. As you can see the colours were kept ultra simple, I used ivory card and French Roast Coredinations. I stamped the images with Walnut Stain distress ink and distressed the edges with Frayed Burlap.

I am entering this in the following challenges:
Sweet Stampin - #41 'Distressed Birthdays'
Sir Stampalot - 'All Distressed'

Super cute charm close up

Thanks for stopping by!